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I had an attack in October of 2017. Diagnosed by CT scan in ER after severe right sided pain (thought appendix). Did 10 days of Cipro and Flagyl, pain went away, seemed to heal well. I'm 34 years old and otherwise healthy. Had colonoscopy after flair was done with "multiple diverticula present in the ascending colon" (right side). I'm from US, where they say right sided DD is not common, especially being so young. The GI doctor said there is no proof that restricting anything from diet will prevent flares and stated it is rare to flare again, so I went about life. I had read on here back then that many people drastically cut out items. I cut back on nuts, seeds, popcorn and stuff, but didn't cut anything out completely. This past week, I started getting pains in the upper left side of my abdomen. It kept getting worse, spreading around my entire left side and into my back. I thought I had kidney stones or infection or something like that. Those tests were negative, so they did abdominal CT, found diverticulitis on the left side. There had not been any diverticula in the left side on my colonoscopy I had back in 1/2018. The CT also showed small nodule on my right lower lobe of my lung, I know - completely different story, but man, at 34, I feel like I'm falling apart! Has anyone experienced anything like this? I don't see that there is anything that can be done to prevent more diverticula from forming, I'm worried my entire colon is going to go bad at some point! I have another GI consult coming up in about a month. Started Cipro and Flagyl for 10 days again Thursday - pain is still pretty bad. Any advise - similar stories???
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